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    Has anyone fitted H&R -35MM to a A3 TDI SLINE? Just my cars gone higher!!

    Ive just this morning recieved my H&R springs part no 981440921 i went for the 35mm as i didnt want to o big a drop and to ruin the ride however when comparing the springs side by side ny actual OEM sline springs is shorter.

    Any way ive tried just one of the rear springs on the rear drove the car round just 5 miles to the block to let it settle and its either sitting the same or perhaps even slightly higher that it was on the OEM audi springs on that side!

    I wasnt expecting a huge drop but i was expecting 20mm really

    Has any one else used these exact springs any pictures? I think im going to be sending them back and will have to get the bigger drop ones.

    thanks

    this is how its sits oem on 19"s before any lower springs and it i dont think it would look much different if they was fitted!



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    new springs take a while to "bed in" settle down mate , what are they quoted as -35mm off the s-line or off the normal a3 as the s-line is lower than the standard a3 most lowering springs are quoted off the standard a3 so will not lower the s-line as much as they will off the standard a3
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    Yea m8 -35mm is quoted off the normal a3 but theyre sitting a little higher by looks so it basically means either theyre not the drop theyre supposed to be or the sline is already around 35mm lower

    TAhe thing is even when you look at the actual springs you can see theyre longer than the standard one even

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    Can you post a link to the actual springs you bought. I can't find your part number on any sites. It usually looks something like this... 29227-1.

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    yeah thats what i thought mate
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    You got a TDI/TFSI??

    Also, maybe the s-line springs look shorter when off the car, but remember they are a stiff spring. The H&R are softer and therefore may compress more when all are fitted and settled, making the car slightly lower than s-line height.

    What's s-line height.... 25mm below standard I think. So going 35mm below standard with h&r is going to be hardly noticable tbh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ads (formerly aythree) View Post
    You got a TDI/TFSI??

    Also, maybe the s-line springs look shorter when off the car, but remember they are a stiff spring. The H&R are softer and therefore may compress more when all are fitted and settled, making the car slightly lower than s-line height.

    What's s-line height.... 25mm below standard I think. So going 35mm below standard with h&r is going to be hardly noticable tbh.
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    yea its a sline tdi

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    Seems to me you actually dropped 10mm and given your std springs had probably settled that much anyway you are not going to notice much difference. As Ads says free length is no indication of compressed length.
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    Do they make 50mm drop springs? I assume these are needed for S-Line?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    Do they make 50mm drop springs? I assume these are needed for S-Line?
    Ok, one more before I turn in......

    Yeah they do do -50mm which will be noticably lower than s-line, but some people do go for -35mm on s-line because they are happy with the s-line height but want the improved ride comfort that h&r springs give, rather than the bone shaking s-line ride.

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    Thanks for that Ads You can go to bed now haha
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    If you've only changed one spring then you wont notice the full effect untill the other 3 are fitted.

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    As mentioned you won't notice the full drop until all 4 springs are fitted and ran in for around 500-1000 miles and then you'd get the extra 15-20mm drop on the S-Line.

    I believe you've just spoke to Chris and are returning the 35mm springs to be swapped over for the 50mm kit so as soon as we get them back we'll get the new ones out to you.

    Hope this is ok.

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